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As the smallest guitar that Martin makes you could be forgiven for thinking it’s the quietest, but you’d be very wrong. Despite its smaller dimensions, the Martin LXK2 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar has a lion’s spirit, with tone, projection, quality, and versatility all big on the agenda of this beautiful little monster. Always a wood that looks absolutely striking, the top, back and sides of the Martin LXK2 Little Martin Acoustic are constructed from koa high-pressure laminate. Beautifully figured, koa offers a darker aesthetic than other woods, accented by a wide grain pattern and blonde streaks.
With an all-koa construction the Martin LXK2 Little Martin Acoustic provides the clear, top end voice of maple and the midrange and sensitivity of mahogany. As the koa is played in the midrange expands further, giving the player a richer, sweeter, and more resonant tone. On top of this, being laminate, the guitar is more capable of withstanding differences in temperature and humidity, a useful attribute for a travel guitar to have. The top is also strengthened with a Modified X Series bracing pattern, giving the Martin LXK2 a secure, solid feeling.
A stratabond neck is joined to the body of the Martin LXK2 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar via a mortise and tenon joint. Known for its strength and robustness, this addition is a good match for the durability of the body and is highly playable with its low oval profile. A 20-fret richlite fingerboard sits atop this, with a nut width of 1-11/16'', increasing to 2-1/16'' at the twelfth fret. This is matched with a richlite bridge, which is equipped with a compensated, 16'' radius white Tusq saddle.
Form and function come together perfectly with the Martin LXK2 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar, as it is the ideal take-anywhere, play-anywhere guitar, which looks stunning. With a gigbag included you will want to take this everywhere you go.